Discover the beauty of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, an incredible Andean Paradise, where you will be able to explore the wonderful Inca ruins of Ollantaytambo and Pisaq, spectacular constructions built during the peak of the Incan Civilization. Explore at your own pace the local market in Pisaq, a picturesque Andean shopping center where native people are selling a wide variety of handicrafts.The Sacred Valley was undoubtedly a key area of settlement for the Incas; its combination of agreeable climate and fertile plains bestow an unusual abundance of food crops for the high Andes. This area is fed by numerous rivers which descend through adjoining valleys, and contains numerous archaeological remains. You don´t want to miss it!
Your tour begins with hotel pickup in Cusco between 7:40am and 8:15am. Board a vehicle and drive to the town of Pisaq (approximately an hour) stopping at natural viewpoints along the way where we’ll be able to see the entire Sacred Valley from above.Once in Pisaq, you will drive up to the ruins (2,950m / 9,678ft), where you will see and learn about different aspects of the Incan culture. You will be able to view intricate stone workings and impressive agricultural terraces all over the place. After touring around the ruins, you will get back into the bus and drive down to Pisaq's town center, where there is a unique market that you can visit.At the market you will have free time to walk around and do some shopping to then meet your guide for lunch at a nice local restaurant to enjoy delicious Andean cuisine. After lunch, you will continue driving along the Urubamba River towards the town of Ollantaytambo (2,700m / 8,858ft). Once there, you will visit the ruins of Ollantaytambo, a significant construction built during the pinnacle of the Incan civilization. This is an extraordinary place where you will also see an amazing rock formation representing the Inca god Wiracocha. Afterwards, you'll see the famous ruins of Chinchero.Finally, you will head back to Cusco and be dropped-off at your hotel, arriving at approximately 6:30pm.